|I need more terrain.|
|The unlucky PAK and transport, a beautiful little model.|
|The ill-fated KV.|
I had the usual trouble, my advance was basically over open ground, but as the PAK 40 was facing away from me I took the chance and ran my armour up the field, within a short time the anti tank gun crew were dead and the weapon neutralised. I didn't realise till later Andy had moved a Panzerschrek team into the nearby house and it quickly took out my armoured car, the Panzer IV and the Cromwell were exchanging shots but neither could get a kill. I thought stuff this and put a nice blob of smoke down between them. Now I moved my infantry up to hopefully assault the house with the help of the Cromwell, bang, the 'schrek team got their second kill.
By this time the Russians had rallied and took their revenge on the Germans in the outbuilding by overwhelming them and turning a flamethrower on them at close range, flushed with victory they began to manoeuvre for a final assault on the crossroads. Once again just as the action was coming to a head we had to pack up, we took stock of the game, the Allies had lost all their armour but the German position in the hamlet looked precarious, especially from the Russians as most of their forces were facing the British. We magnanimously decided to give Andy the win despite both sides losing three units each, I am unsure whether the victory goes on dice removed or points, but we'll get to that later, we lost our most prized assets so well done Andy.
|The Russians assault the charnel house.|
The game, well Andy's small anti-tank teams just couldn't miss while has Panzer IV seemed to have rubber shells, we learned a lot more of the rules this time, what we need to do is get faster and I think that is coming, we lost a good hour sorting the game out and setting up. I will have things better organised once I get my other PC back and get a small campaign running which is my eventual aim.